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Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program


Each year since 1991, a select group of young men and women of outstanding talent and character have come to Boston College to embark on an integrated honors educational experience designed to embody the best of the university and its Jesuit heritage of educational excellence in service to society - the Boston College Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program.

The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program works in tandem with the University's honors curricula, challenging Scholars over four years through summer programs focusing on service learning, international experience and professional internships. During the academic year, Scholars interact with one another on a weekly basis.  Each Tuesday night the Scholars gather to attend a cultural event, meet to discuss their academic disciplines, discuss career discernment or to work on special projects.

These gatherings are intended to nurture their development into the nation's future leaders. Presidential Scholars receive full tuition scholarships and all GPSP-sponsored summer programs are funded.

Presidential Scholars &
Alumni In The News

Photograph of senior Marie Pellissier '15

Marie Pellissier's, GPSP '15, research on pioneering woman of the American West, Susan LaFlesche Picotte, was made an entry on the Wikipedia website.  for the full article click here. 

Photograph of a group of scholars

Alison Wawrzynek, GPSP '14 was one of 9 Boston College students who received a Fulbright scholarship. For the complete article, click here.

Photograph of 2 scholars seated

The Chronicle writes an article about the sophomore social justice project.

Congratulations to 6 Presidential Scholar ASG recipients!

The Class of 2016 is excited to announce that is officially live! Be sure to check it out to start reading "The Heart of This City: Boston Strong and Becoming Stronger" and learning about how you can remember the 2013 marathon attacks by helping this city become stronger. You can also join the facebook page at: and follow on their twitter feed:

The Class of 2016 is mentioned in a Boston Globe article about this year's Boston Marathon preparations, which highlights their social justice project.


Serving as the state captain of Students for Education Reform, Nate Schwan, GPSP'15, writes an op-ed piece in The Boston Globe about a new bill that would transform the way English language learners are educated in Massachusetts.


A glimpse into the experience of Brooke Loughrin, GPSP'14, the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations. Video below:

Read the newest issue of Ex Libris  (available in PDF).  To read recent past issues of Ex Libris and archived GPSP news, click here.